Quantcast Figure 4-25. The Various Ways To Remove Paint From Wood - Part 1

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RECOMMENDED?
SAFETY
LIMITATIONS
METHOD
CONSIDERATIONS
GOOD FOR
ABRASIVE METHODS
BELT
No
Can be used to remove paint
Heavy and awkward to use,
Dust mask is essential to
SANDER
needs electrical cord, hard to
from large flat surfaces, such
avoid inhaling or swallowing
as clapboards.
control; can't reach into
lead-containing dust.
corners; creates a lot of dust.
DISC
No
Very light touch needed; otherwise you
Can be used to remove paint
Dust mask is essential to
SANDER
from large flat surfaces, such
get circular marks in wood. Hard to
avoid inhaling or swallowing
control; can't reach into corners; needs
as clapboards.
lead-containing dust.
electrical cord; creates a lot of dust.
ORBITAL
No
Very slow; electrical cord needed; some
Can be used for smoothing a
Dust mask is required.
SANDER
dust created.
surface after paint removal.
HAND
Yes
Can be used for paint that is not
Lots of elbow grease required. Must
Dust mask is recommended.
SCRAPERS
keep scrapers sharp; careful work
tightly bonded to wood; very
essential to avoid gouging the wood.
versatile; requires no electrical cord.
WIRE WHEELS;
No
Tends to gouge wood, especially where
Eye protection required to guard
Never use on wood,
ROUND WIRES
there are mouldings.
against flying paint chips and broken
wires. Dust mask is required.
WIRE WHEELS;
No
Electrical cord is needed; less control
Eye protection required to guard
Can be used for removing loose paint
FLAT WIRES
than hand scrapers. Very slow if paint
from flat surfaces.
against flying paint chips and broken
isn't loose already.
wires. Dust mask is required.
SANDBLASTING
No
Never use on wood.
Requires appropriate respirator
Causes pitting and marring of wood.
Hard to control; requires masking of
and eye protection.
adjacent surface-s. Creates a dust
nuisance. Requires special equipment.
Figure 4-25. The Various Ways To Remove Paint From Wood - Part 1
(Source: The Old House Journal)





 


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